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services secretary kathleen sebelius is set to testify before congress the day after tomorrow. ed henry is our main man at the white house and is live now. any response from the white house today? >> reporter: it's interesting. jay carney walked out and near the top of this daily briefing say all this has been fixed, verizon had it up and running by 7:00 a.m. this morning. but while the briefing was going on, i was checking social media, and various people were insisting that jay carney was wrong, that in fact they were trying to log on, to some of the exchanges and could not get on and were getting the error message you just showed, system not working. so i asked jay carney, what was true and what was not. take a listen. >> how can you say at 7:00 a.m. this morning it was back up and running? how can people be confident -- >> obviously i'm not online right now, ed, or people who are e-mailing you, but what verizon at the aremark announced they successfully resolved the issue with the network component overnight, and taz of 7:00 a.m., the data services hub was fully operational. i'm sur
secretary kathleen sebelius today testifying before capitol hill. saying government contractors did properly test the individual kpoep components of the system but did not put them together until late september. >> i know everyone was concerned there were risks and were likely to be problems with a brand new integrated insurance system. i don't think anyone ever estimated the degree to which we've had problems in this system. >> secretary sebelius says she is responsible for what she calls a debacle and promises that a vast majority of customers will be able to use the system by the end of this month. she also suggests that the website never actually crashed. listen. >> we were anxious to get the website up and running and functional, which we clearly have failed to do. to date, although i would suggest the website has never crashed, it is functional, but at a very slow speed and very low reliability and has continued to function. >> well, not really. because even as the secretary testified today, visitors to the site reported getting this message. informing them the system is down. the feds
of representatives oversight committee has intend kathleen sebelius for documents relate to the obamacare web site. darryl issa is now calling the site supplierly difference funkal and is giving secretary sebelius two weeks to respond to the subpoena. yesterday she said most americans will be able to use the site by the end of next month. it's already been online for almost a month. what have we learned? healthcare.gov has not been working. the fact it it's been a disastrous failure by most any measure. claims to the contrary are filled with half truths. when looking for success stories, loaders point to the 15 states that have gone on their own. some state insurance exchanges do work. one, for example. but the cost is $100 million in new york, more than 160 million. in california, nearly $360 million. cbs news reports the total cost for the state exchanges alone is more than $1.1 billion. taxpayers dollars. and some state exchanges are as messed up as the federal. surprised? not to those in charge. the ones who did the testing? they new full well they needed more testing and were not given the ti
of medicare, and while she is not as well known as the health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius, officials had this woman -- said she had a bigger role in sitting up the side. it had a lot of technical difficulties but medicare chief promised lawmakers the system is getting better. >> i want to assure you that healthcare.gov can and will be fixed and we're working around the clock to deliver the shopping experience that you deserve. we are seeing improvements each week and by the end of november the experience on the site will be smooth for the vast majority of users. >> some house republicans pressed how she can guarantee the government will fix the problems next month and asked whether the rush to repair the site will leave even more problems. house speaker john boehner told reporters it's proof that the republicans were right all lining. >> obamacare is like a wet blanket over our economy. the american people are looking for more jobs, better wages, but with all the up certainty around the law, employers are having a very difficult time making decisions. it's time to delay th
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